VMware vSphere: Skills for Public Sector Customers

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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
This five-day training course for public sector customers focuses on configuring, managing, and mastering VMware vSphere® 6.0, including VMware ESXi™ 6.0 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.0. This course combines the content of our best-selling VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with the advanced skills needed for configuring highly available and scalable vSphere environments. Students gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs.

Product Alignment
•  vSphere 6

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Describe the software-defined data center
•  Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
•  Describe the vCenter Server architecture
•  Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
•  Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
•  Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere®
   Web Client
•  Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
•  Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, VMware
   Virtual SAN™, and VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™
•  Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
•  Create a vApp
•  Describe and use the content library
•  Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
•  Use VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machine storage
•  Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
•  Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
•  Use VMware vSphere® Replication™ and VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ to replicate virtual
   machines and perform data recovery
•  Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters to improve host scalability
•  Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations
•  Manage role-based access to the VMware virtual infrastructure
•  Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance and large-scale deployment
•  Use vSphere distributed switches to scale networking
•  Use VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control to ensure network service availability
•  Use VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control to ensure storage availability
•  Use policy-driven storage and VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ to scale storage

This course helps prepare you for the following certifications:
•  VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)
Intended Audience:    Administrators with foundational knowledge of virtualization and experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators willing to work hard to achieve superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office
Prerequisites:    •  This class requires understanding the concepts and topics presented in the VMware Data Center
   Virtualization Fundamentals course or VCA-DCV certification
•  System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
•  Hands-on experience with vSphere

  1. Course Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

  2. Software-Defined Data Center

    • Introduce components of the software-defined data center
    • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
    • Install and use vSphere Client
    • Overview of ESXi

  3. Creating Virtual Machines

    • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
    • Deploy a single virtual machine

  4. vCenter Server

    • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
    • Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
    • Use vSphere Web Client
    • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

  5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

    • Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
    • Describe and modify standard switch properties
    • Describe the NIC teaming of a standard switch port group

  6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

    • Introduce storage protocols and device names
    • Configure ESXi with iSCSI and NFS storage
    • Create and manage VMFS datastores
    • Introduce Virtual SAN datastores
    • Introduce vSphere Virtual Volumes

  7. Virtual Machine Management

    • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
    • Modify and manage virtual machines
    • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
    • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
    • Create vSphere vApps
    • Introduce content libraries

  8. Access and Authentication Control

    • Control user access through roles and permissions
    • Discuss ESXi host access and authentication
    • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory

  9. Resource Management and Monitoring

    • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
    • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
    • Configure and manage resource pools
    • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource use

  10. vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance

    • Explain the vSphere HA architecture
    • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
    • Use vSphere HA advanced parameters
    • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
    • Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance on virtual machines
    • Introduce vSphere Replication
    • Use vSphere Data Protection to back up and restore data

  11. Network Scalability

    • Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
    • Discuss distributed switch features, such as private VLANs, discovery protocols, Network I/O Control, NetFlow, and port mirroring

  12. Host Scalability

    • Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
    • Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster
    • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
    • Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together

  13. Storage Scalability

    • Describe VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration and VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™
    • Explain policy-driven storage
    • Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
    • Introduce vSphere Storage I/O Control
    • Create a datastore cluster
    • Configure vSphere Storage DRS